How Safe is the Gynecomastia Surgery?

While we all get to know about the good things about Gynecomastia surgery, we are seldom made aware of the side-effects of the surgery.

The glowing reviews and the stupendous success stories sometimes seem too good to be true! So, is there a scary side to it as well? The so-called cons which we need to know along with the pros? Of course, there is no denying the fact that gynecomastia surgery in Hyderabad scores weigh over other man-boobs reducing solutions.


At least, it is the most permanent solution available and let’s have it, the chiseled torso one gets after enduring a flabby effeminate chest for far too long, is a blessing one way or the other.


It does a million good things to your physique not to forget how it uplifts the flagging morale as well. There is another side to this success story, one that needs to be taken into account. As they say, gauge the good along with the bad, only then you will know the complete picture and make an informed decision before your doctor takes up the scalpel.


The truth is that you should not and must not ignore the gynecomastia side-effects, the scars, the infections, and the pain most of which are not issues if you select your doctor properly.


At the end of it all, you must know whether it is all worth it. If it is, then go right ahead and go for the surgery, But before that, research long and hard and find out the best cosmetic surgery clinic in and around you. Know all about the doctor and the previous success rate of the patients.


Surgeries are scary for some people, the very idea of lying on the cold operation table and the scary preparations going around you, prepping yourself mentally about the upcoming operation can be daunting. Of course, there is anesthesia and you will sleep through it all, but what about the pain afterward? Is your desire to achieve a certain result stronger than your willingness to accept a risk, of a certain scale? Time for the truth bomb, no surgery is 100% safe.


Every surgery is an invasive procedure and it has its own surgery side effects and complications, gynecomastia surgery is no different. Every patient reacts to surgeries differently and it is something one cannot predict. So, before drawing up a balance sheet of the pros and cons of gynecomastia surgery, get to know some of the side effects of the surgery and its safety quotient.


Gynecomastia Surgery Side Effects: What You Need to Know even though the incidence is negligible in the hands of a good and experienced surgeon

Check out some of the side-effects experienced by patients who have gone under the knife to correct their ‘man boobs.’

Common Side Effects

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Scars
  • Losing sensitivity around the nipple for a while
  • Skin problems such as depigmentation
  • Breast symmetrical issues (needs a separate surgery for correction)
  • Bruising, pain and discomfort around the incision area. ( normally goes away after a few days)

Other Side Effects

  • Continuous pain
  • Anesthesia allergy
  • Profuse bleeding
  • Slow wound healing
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Necrosis of fat
  • Nerve damage (temporary or permanent)
  • De-shaped contouring of the breasts
  • Fluid retention
  • Swelling around the affected area

If you are thinking of going for gynecomastia surgery, you can undergo the operation in an outpatient clinic or even at the hospital.


Depending on the type of surgery you will undergo you are subjected to either local or general anesthesia and sometimes even mild sedation does the trick. The surgical team considers the safety and comfort of the patient and then administers the same.


So, should you go for the surgery or not? This is an extremely personal decision and as we say, it is your decision in the end and you have to weigh the potential risks, complications and your goals and take a call.


Before the surgery, you will be required to sign a consent form to ensure that you understand the procedure and consider all the risks and potential complications.


There are other minor risks associated with Gynecomastia, such as reaction to the tape, glues, suture materials, topical applications, and injected agents. You will have to insist that only the best things are used for you and you will settle for nothing but the very best.


If you are worried about the anesthesia risks, discuss this with your surgeon and express your concern. It is important that you air your views with confidence, and remember it is your right to know all the details.


Final word:

The gynecomastia surgery is a classic example of no risk no gain, mostly the risks associated with the surgery are minor, nothing that can’t be sorted out. So, select the best clinic, go for lengthy discussions with your surgeon and go for the kill. You deserve to feel good about yourself and if a gynecomastia surgery helps you achieve that, then why not?

Dr. Deepu Chundru

Chief Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Deepu Chundru is a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who believes in the power of plastic surgery to not just look better, but to feel better. Armed with an MS in General Surgery and an MCh in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Deepu went a step further and honed his skills with Fellowships in Aesthetic Surgery from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and New York, USA. He makes sure to understand his patients intimately to truly know what they want, and has been known to keep an eye even on the minutest of details, which brings out exceptional results.

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